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This month in the Britton Gallery

Coming Home, 1982, oil on canvas, from the November art show, Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life (through November 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Bamboo ladle and "backstrap loom beater, from the current exhibit Asian Artifacts and Handcrafts, from the collection of Jeff Kaley.
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Postcard from the Exploratorium in San Francisco-- one that might be sent from the exhibitors, from the current exhibit, Postcrossings, from the postcard collection of father/daughter team Tom and Eva Beal (Through December 30)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime for kids up to age 4: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM   
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 AM to Noon  
Chess Club for kids 7 and up: Fridays 3:00 to 3:45 PM.
Tween Lounge for kids 11 to 15, games, snacks, crafts, movies: Fridays 4:00 to 5:45 PM.
LEGO Club for kids 7 to 12: Saturdays 10:30 AM to noon.
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
First Thursday Book Club: 1st Thursday of the month noon to 1:00 PM.
Genealogy Group: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM-- join or drop in.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": Every first Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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Father-daughter team Tom and Eva Beal make a presentation about their postcard collection exhibit, Postcrossings. They participate in a web-based program that allows people to send and receive postcards to and from all over the world.
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     Unless otherwise noted these events are free and open to everyone. Many of these free events are made possible by generous funding from the  Friends of the Blue Hill Library. If you like what you see, thank a Friend. Or better yet, become one! There are many ways you can help support the Library.
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Our new fundraising progress sign painted by Jay Peterson

With six weeks to go before the end of the year we are half way to our fundraising goal of $119,000. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and make it possible for us to keep the doors open, lights on, shelves stocked, programs scheduled and desks staffed.  Have you contributed this year?

Many thanks to this week's donors! 
Paul R. Bernard * Nancy Bos * Gordon & Edna Carter * Marjory H. Chesney * Donna & Nick Constantinople * Dr. Maxene S. Doty * Robert & Donna Hamill * Kay Hansen * Betsey Wanning Harries * Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Herries * Peter & Valorie Jandreau * Barbara H. Martin * Dr. Michael & Julia McVaugh * Lorenzo Mitchell * William & Carolyn Mor * Holly & Matthew Murphy * Tony Nicholas * Susan O'Connor * Wynn Kelley & Dale Peterson * Judith Shapiro * Michael Stickney & Thomas Tabor * Marianne & David Vandiver * Bruce Vermeulen & Cheryl Pelletier * Ken & Anne Vogt * Nancy Werth * Gus & Suzanne Williamson * Darrell Wilson & Jane Freeman

Please contact Shelley Latham our Development Associate with any errors, omissions or questions about your giving history:
 Events This Week...
  • The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library. EventsThe play selected for this month is Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Critic, a satire written in 1779.
  • Brooksville author Joan MacCracken will read from and discuss her new novel, The Winter House: A Season of Sharing at the Library TOMORROW! THURSDAY, November 21 at 7:00 PM.
  • Local acupuncturist Linda Forslund will present an informal discussion on the various types of oriental medicine at the Library THIS Friday! November 22 at noon.  
There is lively discussion going every Monday morning in "Beyond Labels: a 360 degree discussion of foreign, national and local policy issues" here at the Library from 10:30 to 12:30. If you're interested in joining, check their website for more information-- including the next week's topic, which is decided by the group.

December Art: Frederica Marshall
     New visions of Maine in watercolors and sumi-e (Asian brush) paintings by Deer Isle artist Frederica Marshall will be on exhibit at the Library during the month of December in a show called, Fresh Ink.Ink The public is invited to a reception for the show on Saturday December 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Haiku poetry, in many forms, will be presented at the reception by the Haiku Project, a group of local poets who have been writing together in Deer Isle for two years.
Patty Cake Cat
     A demonstration of the art of sumi-e, Asian brush painting will be given by Frederica on Thursday December 5, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, in the Library's Howard room.  About this style of painting she offers, "The beautiful materials and energy of the brush strokes are very different from Western style painting."

     Frederica grew up in Japan, and lived there for 28 years.  She studied brush painting for 10 years as well as Ikebana flower arranging, calligraphy, Bingata textile dying, pottery and language.  She has exhibited her work in Japan and the US since 1973 in more than 100 group shows and 28 solo shows.  Her paintings have won awards at the Tokyo Fine Art Museum, national exhibits in America and in local Maine gallery shows. Frederica Marshall is an artist, teacher and researcher.  She received a BFA in Painting from Miami University in Ohio and an MA in Art Education from Michigan State University.  
Tao Sky

     Frederica moved to Deer Isle 10 years ago. She says, "I have challenged myself to paint the Maine landscape by adapting traditional Japanese methods to this environment.  Deer Isle reminds me of Japan; the fishing boats, islands and the fog moving through the pines.  I feel my new work in this show is closer to my artistic vision than it has ever been."

     The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting December 2. For more information, call the library at 374-5515. Frederica's work may also be viewed at

Out at Left Field, 1995, oil on hessian, from the November art show,
Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life (through November 30)
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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